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(cairns as live tag) "memorial services for those killed are still taking place this week in washington dc kc fox 45 news at 5;00 president obama honored the victims of last week's d-c navy yard shooting. it was an emotional service yesterday with many of the victim's loved ones in attendance... "nats taps playing" that was one of several somber moments during the service, which also included speakers reading the names of each of the 12 victims, followed by a bell ringing. president obama took to the podium, trying to comfort the mourning families. "i am here to there's nothing routine about this tragedy nothing routine about your loss your loved ones will not be forgotten. they will endure in the hearts of the american people, in the hearts of the navy that the helped to keep strong. in the hearts of their co-
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workers and their neighbors. " last monday's shooting rampage ended with 13 people dead, including the accused shooter. evidence suggests he was suffering from mental illness in the weeks leading up to his violent outburst. the... u-s navy... has called off... the search... for... two crew members... after their helicopter... crashed off... the coast of africa. this... navy photo... shows... an... m-h ...60- s... nighthawk helicopter.../. it's... identical to the chopper... that went down yesterday... in the red sea,... between northeast africa... and... the arabian peninsula.../. naval officials... say... three crew members... were found... and... are receiving medical treatment..../ two others ...are still missing.../. the navy says... the crash... is under investigation,.../ but... that it was not... the result... of... any kind of attack. despite the national recession ... maryland has received over 100 percent of jobs lost ... but governor o'malley wants to create more. the governor was in dundalk today to
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highlight the employment advancement right now initiative. the move creates industry jobs and identifies needs for high demand occupations. "thats what the earn bill is all about addressing that mis match between job opportunities that are still out there and the skills level that our people have to bring them up so that we can create more jobs and more opportunity for more maryland families." over the past year, maryland has created over 43- thousand jobs. a... life threatening event... caused... one woman... to turn... to art. these portraits. were created... by... eliette markbein.../. in 2004... she was riding her bike... in... new york city... when she was struck... by a car.../. she... now suffers from traumatic brain injury... and... impaired speech and memory..../ but... she says art... has eased her pain../ her 12 portraits... are now traveling nationwide... to spread the word... about the illness. "it's to instill hope in people that are going through tbi rehabilitation right
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now its to show them there is a life after tbi its a very long and difficult process but if you go through it really it worth it you will have a life after that." before the accident... markhbein... was a culture and arts magazine journalist... for 25 years. students in baltimore got quite the surprise today after seeing the grand opening of their new school library. the harry and jeanette weinberg foundation help renovate the library at arlington elementary, middle. it's a part of the foundations library project funding for schools in baltimore. "you have provided us with a wealth of resources in this beautiful space that will permit us to sew seeds of reading and learning to the stidents of the arlington community the harry and jeanette weinberg foundation also announced today that they're adding an addition 5-million dollars in funding. that's a total of 10 million dollars to renovate libraries at 24 baltimore
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schools. how are the roads looking tonight? carrie peirce has our traffic edge report. map smartboard website cam- 695 w. of york mdot- 695 rt 40 mdot- 95 at 395 map new at 5:30... the senate tries to get down to work on the continuing resolution to keep the government afloat. thats right... and lawmakers have one week to agree. the stand-off continues in kenya where islamic militants say that if there's another rescue attempt... they will kill their hostages.
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and new at 5:30... thefts at gas stations. what sliding is... and how it's quickly becoming a growing problem. --adblib weather tz-- the kenyan military says
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security forces have taken control of most of the nairobi mall that was the site of a deadly shooting this weekend. tory dunnan... has more... on... day 3 of the siege. days later and gunfire can still be heard. billowing smoke can still be seen. the ongoing terrorist assualt started on saturday when gunmen stormed an upscale kenyan shopping mall. "we heard machine guns, then we started to run." it's unclear if hostages are still trapped inside the nairobi mall. more than 60 people have been killed... dozens injured... including five americans, according to the state department. officials say most of those who lost their lives were kenyans. "a lot of casualties being rushed in, different parts of body. so just trying to get them treated as fast as we could. a lot of dead bodies were being transported there as well."
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the al-qaeda linked terrorist group al-shabab is claiming responsbility... meanwhile a law enforcement official says the f-b-i is looking into claims by the group that american citizens were involved in the attack-- but those claims have not been confirmed. "we've seen at least three and perhaps four american citizens conduct suicide operations in somalia on behalf of al shabaab" the kenyan military announced on twitter that three "terrorists" have been killed. but more than 10 kenyan defense force soliders are reported injured. those who escaped the mall described the horrific scene inside. "bullets were running over my head." "he shot at my head and luckliy it hit the fall behind me." in washington, i'm tory dunnan reporting. lawyers... for... the... boston marathon bombing suspect... are asking a judge... to discuss the timeline... for prosecutors.../ to... decide whether... to seek the death penalty. dzhokhar tsarnaev... was... not expected to attend the hearing today... in federal court.../. he's accused ...in
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the twin bombings... that killed three people... and injured... hundreds.../ the... u.s. attorney general... will make the decision... about whether... to seek ...the... death penalty. meantime... , boston police commissioner ed davis... announced today... that he's resigning... after 7 years.../. he plans... to stay in the city... and... hopes... to pursue a fellowship... at harvard.../ city officials say... the departure was not unexpected.... / as... a... mayoral election is underway,.../ mayor tom menino... will not... seek... another term. a partial shutdown of the federal government is appearing more and more possible as lawmakers now have one week to hammer out a budget deal. the president says he will veto a continuing resolution passed by the house friday that funds the government but strips funding for the affordable care act. the ball is now in the senate's court where republican senator ted cruz is leading the battle against the democratic majority to cut obamacare funding . cruz says: "we've seen nearly 1.6
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million americans signed a national petition at dontfundit.com and called their representatives saying stop obamacare." mccaskill says: "let's sit at the table and try to make obamacare better. let's sit at the table and negotiate lower spending in our federal government." the new spending plan has to be in place by next week. it's likely the senate will reinstate obamacare funding and send it back to the house. ) that brings us to our question of the day. is the effort to defund obamacare worth risking a government shutdown? go to fox- baltimore dot
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com and tell us what you think. you can also sound off through facebook. send us a tweet.. at foxbaltimore. and you can text your answer to 45203. enter fox45a for yes.. or fox45b for no. - react to story - vytas wx and the federal
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the federal aviation
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administration is set to make some changes to its pre-flight rules concerning electronics. what you soon may be able to use during take off. and new at 5:30... baltimore's police commissioner wants a phrase removed from all police documents. what it is and
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why... just ahead.
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step towards creating a vaccine that would protect against every form of the influenza virus. researchers believe they created a "blueprint" for a universal flu vaccine. investigators collected blood samples from more than 300- people during the 2009 h- 1- n- 1
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flu pandemic.. and found those who had a type of t-cell... called c- d- 8... were more likely to avoid serious illness. scientists say this means a vaccine designed to increase c- d- 8 t-cell levels... may be more effective at preventing flu virus than conventional methods. while cases of h-i-v-aids have dropped significantly since 2001.. the u-n aids organization is reporting more needs to be done to reach its goals to treat 15- million people by 20-15. the joint united nations program on h-i-v and aids... says the number of h-i-v- aids cases in children... dropped 52- percent since 2001.. and adult cases dropped by a third during that same time. today dozens of leaders in healthcare met to find ways to improve patient safety. preventable patient harm is the third leading cause of death in the u-s and contributes to more than 800- billion dollars in health care
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cost. but organizers say now they want to focus on reducing harm to patients and the cost of care. "no one group can do this alone and that's the problem in the past we've put silos about this is a doctor issue or a nurse or a technology company injury but what we want to do is break down those barriers and bring all those groups together to be leisurely focused on the problem of eliminating preventable harm." the three day event will have keynote speakers including a former space shuttle commander, safety experts and medical officers. it's... been out... for four days.../ and... already... a... german hacker group... says .../ it's... found a way... to... break thru,... the fingerprint reader. the... hackers say... they'... made a fake print... to trick the system.../. the group says... it's... proving... how unreliable... fingerprint... bio-metrics are.../. and... mor...e bad news... for... i--phone 5-s... and... 5-c owners.../ tests... show... the new models... aren't as durable... as last year's... iphone-5..../ however, ... the biggest loser... was samsung's... galaxy s-4.../.
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you... may... soon be able... to use your i-pad... or... kindle... during takeoff and landing.../. according to the new york times../ . an... f- a- a ... panel... will... complete its recommendation s... on... restrictions... for electronic devices... while flying.../. the guidelines... are expected to allow reading e-books ...or other publications.../ listening to podcasts... and watching videos.../. the... ban... on... sending and receiving... e- mails and texts.../ or... using wi-fi... during takeoff... or landing ... is... expected to remain in place.../ gone... are the days... of... scrambled eggs and toast.../. some colleges... are... really stepping it up... with the... most... important meal of the day..../ "the daily meal"... website... pulled together... the... top college ...dining options nationwide.../ and found ...bow-doin... college... in maine... went above and beyond ...the rest... with... meal plans.../. coming in... second... was... washington university... in saint louis... followed by virginia tech.../. no maryland schools... made the top 10.../. the website judged schools... on whether the food... was made in house... and... grown locally... / and... how versatile... food options were.
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new at 5:30... maryland's controversial new gun law officially takes effect in just one week... so what are lawmakers in annapolis still haggling over? a crime trend that's targeting unsuspecting drivers. coming up -- what crooks are doing to drive away with your cash. and how you can prevent being a victim. a ... wadrivers --/
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about a... growing... crime trend. .../ it's called "sliding" and victims across the country have been targeted... including a few reported cases in our area this month. melinda roeder is live in north baltimore with more on the crime... and how you can prevent it. it's basically robbery -- but there's a term for this particular style of crime... it's called "sliding" and here's how it works. you go to a gas station... and while you're filling up at the pump... the crook... opens your passengers door... and quikcly slides in... helping himself to your purse or your g-p-s or other valuables on the front seat. and then they're gone in a flash. take a look at some of the real crimes... caught on surveillance camera... this video... just released by prince george's
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county police... shows a gas station in bowie... where two drivers were targeted earlier this month. the whole act takes about 15 seconds.... and the culprit... usually has a friend waiting in a getaway car.... but it's not just happening here in maryland.... we found video and reports all over the country... ohio... virginia.... texas. in some cases... the crooks get away with one item like a g-p-s. but if they grab your purse or wallet... they're crime could cost you a lot more. maybe even your identity. so this is obviously a serious concern that drivers need to watch out for. police in prince george's county say this is clearly a crime of opportunity. today - they passed out safety flyers at fuel stations in bowie today -- with simple steps to prevent being targeted. they recommend you don't leave your valuables in plain sight. hold your purse
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or your phone. or put them in the glove box. and of course, lock your doors while filling it up. live in north baltimore -- melinda roeder - fox 45 news at 5:30. baltimore county police detectives continue to look for a suspect in the death of a rosedale man... who was shot to death in his house last night. it happened just before 3 o'clock at a home on aldeburgh court... in a small neighborhood cul de sac. police say a suspect fired multiple shots from outside david wutoh's home. wutoh was pronounced dead on scene. donald mangels, rosedale: "we've been here for 26 years, and nothing like this as far as i know has ever really happened. there's been minor burglaries, but nothing like a murder." baltimore county police say they don't believe there is a danger to the community. a civil liberities organization suspects... baltimore's police commissioner has ordered the words stop and
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frisk be stripped from policies... so information about the controversial policy can't be released. it's... a... story... crime and justice reporter joy lepola... was... first to report this morning... on facebook. ((joy)) the question.... people are asking tonight is how far will baltimore city police commissioner anthony batts go.... to keep the public in the dark about stop and frisk policing and how often officers are carry out the controversial tactic on city streets. ((pkg)) it's in this memorandum ... fox 45 obtained.... that baltimore city police commissioner anthony batts issues the order... that stop and frisk be removed from all department policies and documents. (steve) 4:39:45 you just can't walk up to someone and pat them down there has to be reason for you to do it. before retiring steve tabeling taught new recruits about stop and frisk. the tactic became controversial in baltimore when the city turned to it under zero tolerance... a policing policy
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roll out under then mayor martin o'malley. ed norris was police commissioner. (norris old sot) you do this on a citywide basis and crime went through the roof. for councilman brandon scott he questions ... commissioner batts' motives and whether there's cover up. (brandon) 3:41:02 to go back to the days when we stopped and frisked any and everybody on the street.. then that's not ok. that's something that's been proven not to work in the city of baltimore. in the memorandum... dated september 12th.... the commissioner says instead of using stop and frisk... he wants the term investigative stop used. he writes how stop and frisk has become ..... associated with a crime tactic that is contrary to civil liberities. (lt) 7:06:42 were gonna make sure the techniques their using are constitutional are professional standards bureau exists to do just that. the memorandum... has also led the aclu to become suspicious. exactly 30 days prior to this memorandum... the aclu submitted a freedom of information request that specifically questions the

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